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Ministry Of Health Observes Child Health Days

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The government of Malawi is pushing health workers in the country to ensure that all children under the age of five receive immunisation during the four days marking Child Health Days.

The days set by the government to promote child health and development starts today the 4th Thursday 8th December.

In a statement released by the Secretary for Health, Dan Namarika, during the four days the Ministry of Health will be carrying out campaigns aimed at promoting child health across the country.

Namarika is urging mothers and care givers to take their children to clinics and other designated places in their resident districts for immunisation.

The exercise is targeting children from the age of six months to 5 years and women who have just delivered and are within 8 weeks of delivery.

According to Namalika, officials from the ministry will be providing de-worming tablets and vitamin A supplementation.

The ministry will also be carrying out campaigns on good hygiene practices and sanitation, introduction of complementary foods after six month of age and breastfeeding.

There has been a debate as most mothers start feeding their children supplementary foods before the age of 6 months.


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